Sometimes you just need a good laugh. When work is stressful and bills pile up; when it’s cold and drab outside; when life throws you a curveball and when you’re just feeling blue, nothing can snap you out of the doldrums like a good funny movie. The problem is that finding movies that make you laugh isn’t always easy to do. Though many films fall under the comedy genre, some aren’t all that funny. You can pick up a movie from off the shelf, download it or watch it via Netflix or The Movie Network easily, but it’s laughter that’s often inaccessible. A good funny movie makes you laugh the first time and then someday makes you laugh again. What’s more, we laugh at different things at different times in our lives. The things we once found funny can change. For me, there are certain films that make me laugh again and again no matter how many times I see them. They’re not all side-splitting comedies. Some make me giggle, others make me laugh out loud here and there, and some make me smile and forget about everything else for a little while.
Since a good laugh is currently in order, I thought I’d list some of my favourite funny movies. These films consistently make me laugh and provide an escape from the not-so-funny business that can creep up in everyday life. What people find funny is a very subjective thing, and what I appreciate about writing these kinds of posts is that these lists show that we all laugh at different things and I love that.
So here’s a few of the funny movies that keep me laughing, in no particular order…
Weekend at Bernie’s
There’s Something About Mary
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
The Naked Gun series
Big Trouble in Little China
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The Austin Powers series
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
What comedies do you watch when you need a pick me up? Let us know in the comments section.